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Grain aflatoxins lead to U.S. pet food recalls, dog deaths

Pet food maker expands recall after more than 70 dogs die, 80 sickened

Reuters — Midwestern Pet Foods is expanding a recall to include several more products sold under its Sportmix brand and other labels after at least 70 dogs died and 80 others are known to have become ill, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration said Tuesday. The food was found to have potentially unsafe levels of […] Read more

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Pet food investment firm buys Ontario raw food maker

Tollden Farms to join United Raw Pet Foods

A Toronto-area investment firm billed as “the pet industry’s merchant bank” has bought control of its fifth Canadian maker of frozen raw pet foods in three years. Mississauga-based Dane Creek Capital Corp., the 70 per cent controlling shareholder in United Raw Pet Foods, announced Thursday that United Raw has bought Tollden Farms of Kemptville, Ont. […] Read more


Raised Right Human-Grade Pet Food is a family affair for the Ruuds — (from left to right), Austin, Braeden, Mary Ann, and Larry.

Vermilion family creates pet food fit for a king — and other people

Raised Right’s pet food for cats and dogs uses traceable ingredients and food-grade safety standards

Reading Time: 4 minutes It all started when Braeden Ruud nearly ate some food meant for the family farm dog. He had just walked into the kitchen after school in search of something to eat. And there on the counter was some freshly cooked food that looked delicious and smelled even better. Ignoring the family rule of sitting down […] Read more



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U of A at forefront of effort to create super-kibble

University has expertise in what’s good for Fido and Ginger — and will
 soon have a new $1.5-million machine for making better kibble

Reading Time: 2 minutes An increasing number of North Americans now view their pets as their children — and that’s not only made the pet food industry a very big business, but is changing what goes into their feed bowls. “Just like you see an increasing emphasis in the human population relating to food and health, the same is […] Read more